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    Spanish Silver

    Not sure how much Spanish silver is in WI, but I found Spanish Speaking Silver last weekend while on a random park hunt. Just wanted to go out swinging with no plan. One of those moods. Decided on an area that no one walks on and stumbled on this. Chilean Silver 72%. 1915, so I figured I would share with you all. Never found Chilean coin before. A little smaller than a half dollar. Rang up like a silver dime.

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    That’s a cool find! Is that the grim reaper on that coin? ...oh it is a bird!
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    Well that's different. Probably an eagle but it reminds me of a buzzard.
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    Very cool and unusual find! That's a big silver coin!

    The bird is a condor, the national bird of Chile.

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    10 Large Cents, 415 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 405 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Nise find. Nice recovery. WD
    Total silver 3 - Goal 50 (2024 Finds) - 0 Washington - 0 Barber Dimes - 0 Mercury Dimes- - 3 Roosevelt Dimes - 0 V Nickels - 0 Buffalos - 0 War Nickels - 0 Indian - 10 Wheats - $ 3.44 in clad
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    Thanks all. Bucknut- I though grim reaper too at first glance. Never would have guessed a condor. Thanks Tony.

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    Very unusual! Congrats.
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    Never seen one before, and certainly never thought it would be in Wisconsin-but then I've found lots of things that shouldn't be here so it's always a great surprise. Congrats on the silver!
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